MISSION VIEJO, Calif.-Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center, a 274-bed facility, has become the ninth member of St. Joseph Health System, allowing St. Joseph to create a countywide healthcare delivery system in Orange County. The system's other hospitals in the county are 519-bed St. Joseph Hospital in Orange and 347-bed St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton. Mission, the designated trauma center for south Orange County, offers a wide range of acute-care services, including a 53-bed pediatric center. More than 600 physicians are on staff. St. Joseph Health System operates hospitals in California and Texas, as well as hospice and home health agencies. It had net income of $41.8 million in 1993 on revenues of $689.9 million.
TOPPENISH, Wash.-Ground was broken for a $7.5 million renovation project at Providence Hospital last month. The construction includes an 18,000-square-foot addition for an obstetrics/perinatal facility and a 4,700-square-foot courtyard. Also in the project plans is a renovation of 22,000 square feet of interior space. The project was designed by the Callison Partnership in Seattle and is scheduled for completion in the summer of 1995. SDL Corp. and Huylar Construction Co. have formed a joint venture to reconstruct the facility.
LAS VEGAS-Pacific Physician Services has acquired Nevada Medical Center, a Las Vegas multispecialty medical group with 21 full-time-equivalent physicians, for $4.5 million. Redlands, Calif.-based Pacific Physician Services also announced it signed the first HMO contract for Nevada Medical, which now has an all fee-for-service operation with revenues of about $12 million. It operates five outpatient medical centers serving 65,000 patients. "With our well-established family practice medical group in Reno, we now have groups in the two population centers in the state and will be well-positioned to attract additional HMOs to Nevada," said Gary L. Groves, Pacific Physician's president and chief executive officer. The purchase price includes $1.6 million in liabilities that will be assumed by Pacific Physician Services, with the remainder in cash. The company organizes and manages physicians and medical groups as prepaid delivery systems. The groups provide healthcare to more than 282,000 enrollees in 15 HMOs.